Lucía Guzmán

Lucía Guzmán DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Lucía GuzmánDEMDemocrat American politician
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Lucía Guzmán (born 1945) is an American minister and politician who served in the Colorado Senate from the 34th district as a member of the Democratic Party from 2010 to 2019. Prior to her tenure in the state senate she served on the school board in Denver and led the Colorado Council of Churches. Guzmán was born to farm workers from Mexico and educated at Sam Houston State University and the Iliff School of Theology. She became a minister in the United Methodist Church and led the Colorado Council of Churches before being elected to the school board. Mayor John Hickenlooper to manage the Agency for Human Rights. She was appointed to replace Paula Sandoval in the state senate and served until she was term-limited in the 2018 election. During her tenure in the state senate she served as the Minority Leader until she resigned in protest of the Republican's handling of sexual harassment cases in the legislature.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
The Iliff School of Theology
Sam Houston State University
BS Community Health
University of Houston at Clear Lake City, Texas
Past Positions1 - 14 of 14
Assistant Minority Leader
Colorado State Senate
2018 - 2019
Colorado State Senate
2010 - 2019
Minority Leader
Colorado State Senate
2015 - 2018
Colorado State Senator
Former President Pro Tempore
Colorado State Senate
Denver Public Schools Board of Education
1999 - 2007
Vice President
Denver Public Schools Board of Education
2003 - 2006
Lucía’s Casa de Café
1999 - 2005
Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations
City and County of Denver Executive Director
2003 - Current
Merritt Memorial United Methodist Church and Berkeley United Methodist Church, Denver, Colorado
1989 - 1994
Ordained Elder
The United Methodist Church, Rocky Mountain Conference
Assistant to the President
Human Affairs and Affirmative Action
1980 - 1983
Assistant Dean of Students
School of Allied Health Sciences
1975 - 1979
Methodist Churches
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
Mile High United Way, Board of Trustees and Committee for Community Development
1995 - 2000
Executive Director
Colorado Council of Churches
1994 - 1999
National Association of Ecumenical Staffs, Program Planning Committee
1997 - 1999
The United Methodist Church, National Conference, General Commission on Christian Unity and Inter-Religious Concerns
1996 - 1999
Executive Committee Member and Chairperson
Colorado-Oklahoma Resource Council, Spiritual Care Group
1996 - 1998
Governor’s Commission on Early Childhood Care and Education
1997 - 1998
Former Member
Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee, Colorado State Senate
Former Member
Finance Committee, Colorado State Senate
Former Member
Legal Services Committee, Colorado State Senate
Former Member
Executive Committee of the Legislative Council, Colorado State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Council, Colorado State Senate